I was very skeptical when dessert hummus started to become a thing. I thought, sure, another fad that will soon die off. I tried one brand but was unimpressed with how sweet it was. Then Trader Joe’s came out with a chocolate hummus and I knew that the fad was here to stay. I decided to come up with my own easy chocolte hummus recipe so that you too can enjoy it without all that added sugar.
Is Dessert Hummus Healthy?
I mean, anything within reason can be healthy it really depends what the rest of your diet and lifestyle looks like. The thing is that I crave chocolate and most of my clients do as well, so instead of ignoring that craving, why aren’t we satisfying it?
Dessert gets a bad rep, but the thing is, dessert isn’t the enemy. Perhaps restricting dessert for to0 long is actually the enemy as it almost always leads to bingeing on dessert later. I’m not saying you should go hog wild and have dessert all day every day, but perhaps finding ways to incorporate it that make you feel like you are indulging without bingeing could do the body and mind good.
While you don’t have to only have chocolate hummus to indulge, this recipe sure does seem a bit indulgent and is soemthing you can add to the mix to change it up a bit.
This chocolate hummus goes great on Breakfast Toast (like this one I posted on Instagram this week) but is also delicious on rice cakes, paired with fruit like apple slices, or used as a dip with pretzels or if you’re anything like me, enjoyed with a spoon.
Dessert Hummus Brands
Since I know some of you will ask, there are a few dessert and chocolate hummus brands on the market. While I’m partial and favor my own recipe, if you are running low on time and need a quicker option, here are a few:
Trader Joe’s Chocolate Hummus
Delighted by Desserts Variety of Flavors
Tribe Dark Chocolate Hummus
Excuse me, one more time, Chocolate Hummus?
Yes, you heard me right we are talking about CHOCOLATE HUMMUS here. While most people think of hummus as a savory topping, dip, or accoutrement, it can ALSO be a sweet indulgence. This variety of hummus is quite addictive (in my opinion) and while I, at first was against the idea of mixing chocolate with chickpeas I was severely mistaken and now I’m eating it every week.
Chocolate has been known for years to have many nutrients and antioxidants so it’s not wonder we crave it. When many people have these cravings for chocolate, it has been noted that they might be in need of magnesium (especially women in their Luteal phase of their menstural cycle). Lucky for all of us, chocolate is a good source of magnesium, pretty amazing, right?!
So, if we all need magnesium, why not give people a recipe that is rich in chocolate, flavor and of course some healthy fats & fiber? This dietitian heard your pleas for more chocolate and is giving you this amazingly simple and delicious recipe.
Chocolate Hummus Recipe
Whenever I find a new food, meal or snack that I like, I always task myself to make it at home. It’s not that I don’t like what I had but it’s fun to see if I can recreate said food on my own in my own kitchen. For one, it ends up being cheaper, but it also is so satisfying when you make it on your own.
I’ve been making this chocolate hummus on my meal prep days lately as a snack to pair with toast, rice cakes, pretzels, apple slices, and a bowl of berries. It is an incredibly satisfying snack and beyond easy to make. The worst part is the clean up but if you’re like me, just throw everything in your blender in the dishwasher and hope for the best.
Pro Tip: Use any milk you have on hand, I used Planet Oat’s Vanilla Oat Milk but you can use any type that suits your fancy.
- 1 14.5 oz. can chickpeas (drained)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 Tablespoons milk (choice)
- 1 pinch salt
- In a blender or food processor, add all ingredients and blend until smooth (~:30 seconds)
Have you tried the latest chocolate hummus craze?! If you try this recipe let me know and don’t forget to tag me @thesassydietitian so I can see you work of art!
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